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Tyler Adams is a creative currently based in L.A. 

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TYLER ADAMS

YJ: What’s your current hustle?

TA: TThat's a loaded question, it’s a hybrid. I started my career as a photographer and I recently moved into art direction, casting, and talent management.   

YJ: Has what you’re doing now been a life-long interest? 

TA: I’ve always had photography "around." But prior to that, I was born between architecture and fashion design. That eventually evolved it into photography. 

YJ: Where do you find inspiration, when needing it?

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TA: My friends! I’m so thankful for them! When I’m low on inspiration, I look at what they’re doing and that motivates me. The internet, books, nature, and generally being outside of what I create. 

It’s important to have a good group of friends. Not all of my friends are creatives, so even if it’s talking about different ventures that usually helps too. 

YJ: If you could tell your younger self one thing about life, what would it be?

TA: Yikes! I don’t know if there’s anything I could tell my younger self about life because it isn’t over. The most important thing I’ve learned so far is that everything happens how its supposed to be. It’ll be okay. 

YJ: What are you still looking to achieve? As far as your career goes? 

TA: I’m still learning and I still want to collaborate with other photographers, designers, and models. I still want my first cover. I’ve done a cover before but I’d like i-D,  Dazed, CR, etc.

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YJ: What do you think is different about your creative process? 

TA: I can’t give you the secret but I can say that it’s mine. Its unique to me and based on my experiences. 

YJ: What would you say to someone who may think that their talent is not an ideal career path?

TA:  Someone that wants to make their talent a career should truly study that specific craft. Once you've studied and planned, just do it.

YJ: If you could make a bumper sticker what would it say? 

TA: “Pay the invoice.” 

YJ: What music do you listen to for motivation? 

TA: Specifically for motivation, some type of trap or Kendrick.

YJ: What’s been your favorite photo moment so far?

Experience wise, I did a photo with a model and a dog, it felt like ANTM challenge moment. The dog was huge and she had on a huge puffer jacket and the photo turned out amazing.

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